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  • Mar 16, 2017 09:53 PM
    Last: 5d

    I'm not perfect, but I'm doing surprisingly well compared to previous years. I should clarify that doesn't mean much considering I've placed in the bottom third of my pool for the past handful of years!

    The only region I'm still perfect on is the East. I definitely didn't predict that Middle Tennessee would beat Minnesota and I thought VCU would have upset St. Mary's. But other than that, I'm still doing ok.

  • Mar 13, 2017 02:22 PM
    Last: 15d

    It's no surprise that the most recent World Series champions are the favorite to win the next World Series, but that feat has been done relatively few times and only three times from a team in the National League. So history is not on the Cubs side this year, but we're talking about a team who just won their first World Series in 108 years so nothing would surprise me this year.

    I think the Cubs have a pretty decent chance of repeating this year. It's no surprise that I am VERY biased when it comes to the Cubs, but I've also been a lifelong fan who has followed the team for my entire life. What few people realize is that this was supposed to be the Cubs breakout year. Last year was a great surprise to all of us and I'm not complaining whatsoever, but most Cubs fans I know always talked about 2017 being the year we finally had a chance to win it all.

    The Cubs roster is pretty much a mirror image of last years with the notable exception of Grandpa Ross. Even so, Willson Contreras got ample playing time last year and is more than ready to take on catching duties full time this year. We also have a starting pitching rotation that is the envy of both the National and American Leagues.

    I'm no prophet and a true Cubs fan never gets cocky, but if I were a betting man I'd put my money on the Cubs this year. I understand that the MLB season is incredibly long and that anything can happen, but I won't be surprised if the Cubs raise the trophy again this November. Does anyone else agree with me or am I allowing my bias to cloud my judgement and overlooking another team that is waiting in the wings this year?

  • Jan 15, 2017 09:43 PM
    Last: 2mo

    Never ever ever (did I say ever?) give Aaron Rogers any amount of time to drive down the field. He has shown time and again that he is a magician when it comes to the clock.

    And this is coming from a die hard Bears fan. We, more than any other team, know how awesome of a player he is.

  • Jan 10, 2017 12:31 AM
    Last: 3mo
    I agree. That was one hell of a risky move. It wound up working out for them in the end, but I agree that it was pretty stupid.
  • Nov 03, 2016 12:57 AM
    Last: 5mo

    I'm still in shock. I hardly slept at all last night.

  • Nov 03, 2016 12:55 AM
    Last: 4mo

    That. Was. Insane.

    I hardly slept last night. What a night!

  • Nov 02, 2016 12:25 PM
    Last: 5mo

    This is it. The Cubs have fought back from a 3-1 deficit to tie the series and force a game seven in Cleveland. It's been just over thirty years since the last team who was down 3-1 in the World Series ended up winning, but I can't help but believe (or should I say pray) that the Cubbies will be able to do just that tonight.

    Both teams will have dominant starting pitchers on the mound with Kluber getting the nod for Cleveland and Hendricks taking the field for the Cubs. All eyes will be on Kluber to see if he is able to be on top of his game considering this is his third start in the seven game series. This is only Hendricks second start and he has had four full days of rest since his 1-0 loss last Friday.

    Whoever wins tonight will break a decades (or century plus) long streak of failing to win the World Series. My hope of all hopes is that the Cubs will be that team.

  • Sep 29, 2016 01:14 PM
    Last: 5mo
    JFoster Wrote: Well, they just whooped up on the Dodgers last Saturday 5-0, clenching their first pennant in 71 years. It's them versus the Cleveland Indians. It's looking a hell-a-lot better if you ask me. Wink

    It's hard to put into words how exciting this is for Cubs fans. My dad was born ten years after the Cubs last World Series appearance. My long since deceased great grandpa was two years old the last time the Cubs won the World Series in 1908.

    This is quite the exciting time, but any real Cubs fan won't get too excited until the final pitch is thrown and we have won.

  • Sep 29, 2016 01:14 PM
    Last: 5mo

    As a die hard Cubs fan I refuse to get too excited, but their comeback win against the Giants in game 4 was out of this world. Down by three in the 9th and scoring four runs for the win?! That was insane.

    On to the NLCS.

  • Jul 21, 2016 06:08 PM
    Last: 8mo

    The NBA announced it will be hosting the 2017 All-Star game in another state over their concerns with North Carolina's controversial "Bathroom Law."

    The league released a statement that read in part:

    "Our week-long schedule of All-Star events and activities is intended to be a global celebration of basketball, our league, and the values for which we stand, and to bring together all members of the NBA community - current and former players, league and team officials, business partners, and fans. While we recognize that the NBA cannot choose the law in every city, state, and country in which we do business, we do not believe we can successfully host our All-Star festivities in Charlotte in the climate created by HB2."

    I am loathe to express my personal political opinions on sports websites, but I applaud the NBA for taking a stand on this issue. It does appear officials from the NBA tried to work with officials from North Carolina to come up with a compromise, but they just weren't able to do so.

    Current and former NBA players seem to be avoiding stating their opinions on record like they would the plague. That might be because this is an extremely tricky subject and many in the media are just waiting to pounce on a player who expresses their political opinions.

    Thank goodness I'm not a basketball star because I have no problem praising the NBA for standing up for all Americans regardless of their sexual orientation.